Vintage truss rod cover thickness?

fernieite

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Hi guys,
Can anyone tell me what the thickness is of the original trussrod covers for late 50s Les Pauls? (.060" or .068" perhaps?)
Also, should they all have roll marks?
Thanks!
 

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1.63mm or.064" thick on my 1952 and all (1952 thru 60) would have roll marks. Edges would have different taper as those years unfold.
 

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Thanks guys!

Does anyone have a late 50's TRC they could measure? Is it around .064" like jimi55lp's 52?
 

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My 1955 is .065 inch & 1.67 mm and my 1957 is .069 inch & 1.76 mm while my 1958 is .059 inch & 1.49 mm thick. All have role marks.
 
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My 1955 is .065 inch & 1.67 mm and my 1957 is .069 inch & 1.76 mm while my 1958 is .059 inch & 1.49 mm thick. All have role marks.
Hey, thanks for checking these out for me man. I really appreciate it! Looks like the thicknesses are all over the place!
 

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Just looking at these side by side, I've got to believe shrinkage has something to do with it also? My 1955 LP Special has been a cased guitar since new with almost not exposure or play time which makes me thing the closed case could have something to do with its thickness. My 1952 was bought from the original owners family and he was a pro local player in the Florida Keys and shows heavy exposure.
 


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